Location
Storm Lake, IA
Undergrads
2,003
Tuition
$28,314
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 242 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I do not live in the same community as the college campus. The community college that I do attend the off campus classes at does have a good variety of off campus housing housing and availablilty for students in this community.

College Junior

Health & Safety: I do not attend the classes on the college campus so I feel I can not answer this question. I do however feel that alcohol and/or drugs do play a significant roll in the number of sexual assaults on any college campus.

College Junior

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus so I do not feel it appropriate for me to comment on this subject.

5 College Junior

Majors: I believe that the most important criteria for entering any university is a good academic history for both grades and attendance. The process of entering the Human Services program was a smooth transition from the community college to the university. Our community college works with several universities with a program to help more students, especially the non-traditional one to complete their general credits at the community college and accept their Associate Degree as completion of the general education requirements for most bachelor degree programs.

5 College Junior

Majors: Being in a program where I can attend classes at an off campus site has made it easier for me to be able to work toward my bachelors degree. The night classes have been something I have had to get used to. Being accustomed to attending day classes has made it more unique and has been an adjustment for me. I do like the convenience of attending the night classes because if other obligations and responsibilities I have. I much prefer the face-to-face classes over on-line education.

5 College Junior

Facilities: I am unable to comment on the student life on campus because I do not live on campus or near the actual University campus. The local community college that I attend classes at has excellent facilities and activites for students who live both on and/or off campus.

5 College Junior

Facilities: The most unique opportunity is the fact that I can attend a local community college for face-to-face college courses from a reputable university in order to work toward completing my bachelors degree. Without that opportunity I would not have gone on to a higher education after I completed my associate degree.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have enjoyed the classes I have attended at Buena Vista University because most of the instructors make the classes interesting for both the traditional and non-traditional students. Being able to attend classes at a local campus instead of having to commute or move to the actual campus is convenient for me as I am not able to move like the younger students.

College Junior

Scholarships: I receive financial aid from Buena Vista University through the FAFSA. As a student that attends classes at an off campus site we also get an automatic scholarship from the University that reduces the cost of our classes. It is a big help in making it more possible for me to go on to earn my bachelors degree. The cost of tuition is still high like the cost of everything. We need to go to outside sources in order to get any other kind of scholarships.

College Junior

Athletics: Because of other responsibilities I have as a non-traditional student I am not able to attend many sporting events.

5 College Junior

Diversity: I see students with all different ethnicity and find that there isn't any kind of prejudice or problems between the students. Students who are local, out of state and international all attend classes together and make it more interesting because of the different backgrounds they are from. I find going to classes with students who are from other areas of the country and from other countries can only enhance my education. College organizations are available for anyone to join and also help with getting to know other students.

5 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The campus is safe for students and does not allow alcohol or drugs to be used on the premises. They take complaints seriously and investigate those complaints. They work to make the campus safe for their students and also alert them if a serious crime happens near the campus. Earlier this spring we had a local woman who was shot near the campus. An alert went out to all of the students who attend the college. Another alert was sent when the person suspected of committing that shooting was arrested. Having a system which is able to alert the students of any problems on or near the campus makes us feel much safer. Luckily this is a smaller campus and community where crime is at a low rate.

5 College Junior

Academics: Having a local location to take college university classes in order to earn my bachelors degree without having to move to where the actual University campus is makes it much more convenient for me. Without this option I would not be able to continue my college education for a higher degree in my field of study.

5 College Junior

Academics: The program that Buena Vista University offers makes it possible for more non-traditional students to work toward a higher degree. We can continue to live and work in our community and have the convenience of attending university classes at the local community college. Without this option there are many non-traditional students who would not return to college or go on to earn a higher education degree.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The strictness is good the pretty much allow us to be adults. They do intervene when rules and laws are being broken.

3 College Junior

Athletics: I enjoy being involved in sports. It would be nice to have a little more fan support at events beside Football and men's basketball.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Most of the dorms have been updated or a fairly new. All of the dorms are close to class.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Almost everyone lives on campus.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The town is small with very little things to do.

4 College Junior

Majors: Career services is there to help everyone find an internship. I'm looking to have an internship but as long a I start looking soon i'm not to worried about finding one.

4 College Junior

Majors: I am really happy with my field. I would do it again if I could. My career goals are to get into grad school and become a certified athletic trainer.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Their is not really a lot of options off campus. Most of the local own restaurants are expensive. All the student were excited when a McDonald's opened in town.

College Junior

Greek Life: We have no Greek life on campus.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: We have one dining hall and it is ok. Within the dining hall we have the grill but most of the grill food is not very good. The pizza is chewy and the burgers are tiny and dry. The quality of the serve depends on the day. I wish we had more fresh fruit.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Student's at BVU are very social oriented. It's easy to make friends.

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